Fix: ‘USB device over current status detected!!’ issue in Windows 10 / 11

In case if you are seeing “USB device over current status detected!!  The system will shut down after 15 seconds.” message when you are booting your system up, then that is a problem you should address immediately. This problem happens due to a hardware fault (especially, motherboard, PSU unit, USB port) on your computer. Before moving on to the main solutions, you should try the workarounds first and check if they offer any simpler aid to the problem.


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Workarounds

1. Check if there is any fault with the power connection.

2. Do these following steps-

a. Switch off your computer. Unplug all the power connections.

b. Open the cabinet and air dust all the USB ports and fans.

c. Reset the clock.

Reboot your computer.


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If any of the workarounds didn’t work out, attempt these fixes-

Fix-1 Try connecting USB devices one by one-

Disconnecting all of the usb devices and then connecting them one by one will help you to understand which usb device/ port is causing this problem.

1. Shut Down your computer.

2. Disconnect all of the USB devices from their respective ports.

Now, wait for a few minutes. Then do the following steps-

3. Plugin one of the USB devices in a particular USB port.

4. Restart your computer. Check if you are getting that error or not.

Repeat Step-3 and Step-4 with all the USB devices until you identify the culprit USB device/ port.

When you have detected the port which is causing this problem, simply avoid using that particular USB port.

 

Fix-2 Disconnect all the USB ports present in front-

Disconnecting all the USB ports which are present in the frontal portion of the casing may help you out.

1. Turn off your computer and disconnect all the power cable from your computer cabinet.

2. Disconnect all of the USB devices from their respective ports.

3. Now, from the cabinet, disconnect the front USB plug from your motherboard ( It should be attached with a jumper wire, simply pull out the jumper wire from motherboard socket).

After disconnecting the USB sockets, reboot your computer.

After rebooting your computer, you will see the computer working as fine as before.

 

Fix-3 Check if a jumper is loose-

Sometimes this problem may happen if a jumper is loosely fitted in the motherboard.

1. Turn off your computer and disconnect all the power cable from your computer cabinet.

2. Disconnect all of the USB devices from their respective ports.

3. Check if a jumper is missing on the motherboard. If you notice a missing connection, plug in a jumper there.


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Restart your computer. Upon rebooting your computer, your system should work fine.

Your problem should be solved.

Additional Tips

1. In case the problem continues to bother you, consider replacing your old motherboard with a new one.

2. If the problem continues, consider consulting an authorized service center before this ‘Over current issue‘ causes permanent damage to your system.

3. Check if the battery on the motherboard is causing the problem. If yes, change the battery and the problem should be solved easily.

4. If you are using an Asus Maximus motherboard, removing the ‘Front USB power header‘ may solve your issue.

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3 thoughts on “Fix: ‘USB device over current status detected!!’ issue in Windows 10 / 11”

  1. Try unplugging the LED that is attached to the underside of the I/O backplate shroud. There will be screws on the reverse of the board to free it. Worked for me on an Asus X299-A II when absolutely nothing else would.

  2. On my machine it was a ground finger from the I/O shield was bend and stuck in teh USB-C connector, which causes occasionally shortcuts.

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